Wednesday, February 27, 2019

STAMPlorations Special Stamps Release

STAMPlorations Blossom Dreams Special Release!

I am showcasing the new beautiful STAMPlorations "Blossom Dreams" stamp set
designed by Shery.

The set has 8 wonderful sentiment phrases that can be used for 
many occasions.  A really fun set to use for creative artsy cards.


My 1st Card


I used an Alcohol Ink on Yupo paper background from my stash and
covered with ARTplorations "Evolution" Stencil.  Next lifted the colors
using mini blending tool with foam pad and T.H. Alcohol Lift Ink.
Lifted AI with paper towels.  Worked great.
I Loved the artsy results.

Then Die Cut with CUTplorations "Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle
 Nesting Dies" .  Burnished with paper towel to bring out the shine.

Next placed image in MISTI and stamped "Blossom Dreams" sentiment 
with Black Archival Ink a couple of times for good coverage.  
Set aside to dry overnight to prevent any smearing.

Popped up main image with fun foam onto Die Cut card front and Done!
A quick artsy CAS card design that I loved!


My 2nd card.



I die cut Strathmore Mixed Media paper with the 2nd largest Running Stitch Die.
Then placed in MISTI and arranged all my stamps from Bloom Doodles.

Next stamped flower images with Versafine Black pigment ink and removed from 
MISTI to heat emboss with SU Clear EB Powder.
Returned to MISTI and stamped Bloom Dreams sentiment and heat embossed.

The Bloom Doodles cards by our very talented Deepti for her Oct 2018 Spotlight Project
inspired me to add a watercolored rainbow wash background!


I used Kuretake Gamsai watercolors for the wet on wet watercolor technique
using a #12 round watercolor brush to apply the paints starting with the red, then yellow, 
greens, blues and purple.

I forgot and colored the flowers.  Looked at Deepti's cards again and realized I should have
left the flowers white.  No problem,  just stamped, heat embossed and fussy cut
new flowers and popped up with dimensionals and 
added a SU black candy dot to flower centers.

Framed with SU Black CS and attached to SU Whisper White Thick card base
and Done!

I was very happy with the results of both cards.  Hope you like them too.

Be sure and check out Tanja's creative projects using the
new "Beautiful Friends" stamp set.

And our very Talented designer of the 2 stamp sets and owner
of STAMPlorations, Shery's 4 artsy One Layer Card beauties.


If you comment on My blog post  and the STAMPlorations post you will
be eligible for the prize.

Prize: $20 gift code to 1 commenter randomly drawn from comments left on all the blogs (STAMP blog, your blogs + my personal blog)

- Commenting closes on Saturday night, March 2. Winner to be announced on March 10 in the February winners post.

- From February 27 until March 15, Beautiful Friends and Blossom Dreams are 10% off instantly + an extra 20% off with my code STAMPGIRLNANCY






39 comments:

  1. Love that first card. The stencil is fun and I just had to come over and see how you did the faded bits. Very cool technique and effect. Love the black and white flowers against the brights. Hugz

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    1. Thank you Iona. I am Loving this new stamp set by Shery. Now I have the Bloom Doodles on my wishlist too:-) Good luck on the draw. Hugs..nancy

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  2. Lovely cards! Pretty backgrounds in great color combos! Love the variety of sentiments in these new sets! Love the effect of the Alcohol Lift Ink with the stencil design on your first card!

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  3. Two FABULOUS cards Nancy!! I love your backgrounds!! The 1st one where you lifted the Al ink through your stencil is AMAZING!! And the sentiment is just perfect!! And your rainbow card is just a beautiful! Two lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

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  4. I really like the color blended backgrounds and the stenciled background on card #1 is so gorgeous!

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  5. Awesome backgrounds to highlight these awesome new stamp sets.

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  6. Oh my goodness - the backgrounds are stunning for these stamps! Such lovely work Nancy! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Love your stencil AI lift Nancy, such a beautiful rainbow effect. Your white flowers are a perfect accompaniment to your rainbow background. Nancy those are such great sentiments :)

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  8. Two fantasic and creative cards showcasing the large and fun sentiments from the new stamp set, Nancy! Love the bold colours of your first alcohol ink card with the lifted colour through the stencil. Great work! Looks amazing! And love your watercoloured rainbow card with the large sentiment and whimsical flower. Off to see Tanja's and Shery's posts. xx

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    1. Thank you Loll. I so appreciate your thoughtful comment. I loved the new Blossom Dreams stamp set and look forward to getting the Beautiful Friends set also. Such awesome sentiments in both sets. Hugs..Nancy

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  9. Such great cards, Nancy! I hesitate to buy those large sentiments as I never quite know what to do with them, but your cards are inspiring me. Especially the sentiment on the first card - it's fabulous (as is the stenciling in those gorgeous colours).

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    1. I really love how the sentiment in both these new sets is not too large and is perfect for all the backgrounds we like to design. Thank you so much my friend for your kind comment. Hugs..Nancy

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  10. Beautiful cards! Love how you made the first one.

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  11. Great background cards and the new release sentiments are wonderful on your cards....tfs

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  12. I love all these cards, Nancy in the bright cheerful colors. Your blending of color is fantastic, particularly your alcohol ink as well as your wonderful water coloring. The sentiments on those stamps are fabulous too! Like you said they are perfect for the fun backgrounds we love to make.

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  13. Beautiful coloring and awesome makes too.

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  14. Fabulous colour combination of the alcohol inks on your first card and the stencilling and lift technique worked great......Such an artsy and unique card, with a stand out sentiment x Card number two is so beautiful with those water coloured rainbow colours. Love how you did the un-coloured flowers after reminding yourself about Deepti's marvellous cards...Fabulous inspiration from her cards and then you made them your own. Glorious inspiration Nancy, thank you so much x

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  15. Such incredible backgrounds! I love the rainbow colors and how the sentiment just POPS from them!

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  16. Two beautiful cards, Nancy! Love the alcohol inked background with the lifted design! A perfect place to showcase this big, beautiful sentiment! Love that rainbow watercolor background too and how the doodled flowers show on it. Another great sentiment!

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  17. Gorgeous cards, Nancy! I love how you included the AI lift technique on the first, and and beautiful watercoloring on the 2nd card! Great job showcasing the new sentiments!!!

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  18. Such beautiful colours on both cards. Delightful for those large sentiments, backgrounds to make them shine, bravo! xx

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  19. WOW! Love your colorful backgrounds on your cards today. They really make the sentiment and images pop! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  20. Wow! Love your bright and happy backgrounds on these lovely cards!

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  21. I’ve been catching up on my commenting this morning and I think you’re my final stop! As the saying goes... saving the best for last. 😉 These are bright and beautiful, Nancy. You’ve highlighted this sentiment stamp perfectly. Wonderful AI stencil lifting on your first. Love the rainbow of your second card. Two fabulous cards. xx

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    1. Thank you Trina, I have been catching up on my commenting this a.m. too and LOVED your sweet new CAS card. I Love your style:-) Hugs...Nancy

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  22. Wow! I love how you stenciled that one background and use so much color. The first one reminds me of batik cloth

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  23. LOVE your colorful cards - so fun:)

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  24. Beautiful backgrounds! I love how the white flowers lets the background shine.

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  25. Way cool stencil on your first card, Nancy! Love the colors you used, and the sentiment is really beautiful and encouraging. I especially love the pretty rainbow watercolors on your second card. Cute flowers and they really pop when left uncolored. However, it's a nice effect to color just the smaller flowers, too.

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  26. oh Nancy your backgrounds are fabulous, so vibrant and a fab way to show us how to use these sets differently x

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  27. A wonderful array of cards... I've yet to use the lift ink! I've had it for ages too... You have inspired me to give it a go. Happy March to you!

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  28. Gorgeous backgrounds and gorgeous stamping! Love what you've done here with these new stamps!

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  29. Awesome cards! I love how you created different, but equally gorgeous backgrounds for the crds

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  30. Wonderful card! Stunning backgrounds and such beautiful designs.

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  31. Beautiful blend of colors on your cards. The font of the stamp set is funky. I like funky!

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  32. These are all so beautiful!! Your backgrounds are fabulous!

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  33. Both cards are fantastic, Nancy! I love that the way the beautiful alcohol inks blended is echoing the artsy stencil design. You did a wonderful job of AI ink lifting - the opaque white looks dreamy. The whimsical white flowers and the rainbow watercoloring look so pretty on the second card. (Great recovery!) Both cards showcase the new stamp set so well, my friend!
    Hugs.. Hideko

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  34. I love colorful backgrounds and your design is stunning!

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Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy